Scott Budihas on 13 Jan 2011 08:19:38 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Virtual Box will not recognize my USB printer.

Did you tell Vbox to take control of the usb device from the host? There is a menu where you can select the device to activate it for use in the guest. On my setup the menu gets hidden at the top of the guest window.

On Jan 13, 2011 10:49 AM, "Steve Slaughter" <> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I set up a virtual machine in Virtual Box to run a Windows 7 guest on a
> Ubuntu host.
> My problem is that the guest (Windows 7) will not recognize usb devices. I
> can print just fine on the host (Ubuntu).
> I installed the VB extension pack which provides support for USB 2.0, and I
> enabled USB controller setting along with the USB 2. 0 setting.
> I also added a new USB filter with all fields set to the values of the
> selected USB device attached to my host PC.
> When I boot up the Windows 7 (guest), the little USB icon in the
> bottom-right-hand panel of the virtual machine window says 0 usb devices
> activated whenever I hover over that with the mouse.
> When I check the Computer directory on the Windows 7 guest, no printer icon
> is shown.
> I searched around the internet for a solution to this problem, but couldn't
> find any resolution.
> Help!
> Steve
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